Horace Capron Photo

Horace Capron

Born: Aug 31, 1804

Death: Feb 22, 1885

Birthplace: Attleboro

Nationality: United States

Horace Capron

Date of Birth : Aug 31, 1804
Date of Death : Feb 22, 1885
Birth Place : Attleboro

Horace Capron was an American businessman and agriculturalist, a founder of Laurel, Maryland, a Union officer in the American Civil War, the United States Commissioner of Agriculture under U.S. Presidents Andrew Johnson and Ulysses S. Grant, and an advisor to Japan's Hokkaido Development Commission. His collection of Japanese art and artifacts was sold to the Smithsonian Institution after his death.

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